Memorial Day 2015 was a memorable weekend indeed around the South Bay. Every year Green Hills Memorial Park is host to one of the largest ceremonies in the Southland commemorating Memorial Day and honoring those that have served and those that have given as, Abraham Lincoln stated in the Gettysburg Address, “Their Last Measure of Devotion”. This year was a special year in that the Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall came to Green Hills and so did Veterans from all across Southern California. We at WHOA had the opportunity to volunteer and help assemble the wall. Erecting the wall is quite and engineering feat, but once erected, it’s a sight to see and quite a privilege for those of us taking part.
The ceremony was beautiful. The guests and audience got a special treat from bag pipers, to local law enforcement as well as firefighters presenting colors. Additionally a fly over punctuated by a group of sky divers representing every branch of the Military closing out the event… Beautifully done and very moving. — We were very grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer for this event.
That was in the morning- In the afternoon, off to Redondo Beach. Wounded Heroes of America also has a very close relationship with the task force of the Redondo Beach Veteran Memorial Park and every year we take part in their ceremony as well. Although not as large as the ceremony at Green Hills, it is very close to our hearts because of the people of Redondo are some of the best friends we have. Dignitaries and residents alike always turn out for the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial Park. It’s one, if not, the most gorgeous location in all the west coast overlooking the Redondo Beach pier and the Pacific Ocean. Days like Memorial Day 2015 are those days that remind us that it’s not the Constitution that protect our freedom, it’s our Veterans. God Bless America